News and Events - Inquests & Public Inquiries


30th Sep 2021News

Beaconsfield Coroner halts inquest for police to re-open criminal investigation

Peter Lownds represented the family of James Casey, a 37 year old man, who died during an incident in which he was restrained by customers at a pub in Buckinghamshire in September 2019. At the end of the second day of an inquest held at Beaconsfield Coroners Court, the Coroner adjourned the inquest and invited […]

3rd Sep 2021News

IICSA report concludes that child sexual abuse has been found in most major UK religions

Nikita McNeill was Junior Counsel to the Inquiry in the investigation into Child Protection in Religious Organisations and Settings which examined evidence from 38 religious groups, including sects from Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The Inquiry heard evidence of shocking failings across a number of religious organisations. The report concluded that the figures provided to the […]

24th Jun 2021News

The Times | Lawyer of the week: Kate Blackwell QC

Kate Blackwell QC was recently interviewed by The Times and named Lawyer of the Week. Kate has been Counsel to the Daniel Morgan Inquiry Panel for the last 8 years during which there has been forensic scrutiny of the numerous investigations and operations surrounding the murder of Daniel Morgan. The time taken by the Panel […]

14th Jun 2021News

Jermaine Baker Public Inquiry commences

The public inquiry into the death of Jermaine Baker begins today at the International Dispute Resolution Centre on Fleet Street. Jermaine Baker was shot by a Metropolitan Police officer on 11 December 2015 during a police operation relating to an attempt by Mr Baker and others to free a prisoner en route to Wood Green Crown Court. […]

4th Sep 2020News

Jonathan Laidlaw QC and Christopher Gillespie appear at Manchester Arena Inquiry

Monday 7th September 2020 marks the beginning of the Public Inquiry into the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017. Jonathan Laidlaw QC and Christopher Gillespie instructed by Rob Elvin and Bethany Thompson of Squire Patton Boggs appear on behalf of the stewarding and crowd management company at […]